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The latest iteration of the Monotonik archives includes mtk121-138, from brand-new idm goodness from Sense, through funky UK nu-chill from Braces Tower, through great Russian double albums from Russian chill-out demi-gods Sleepy Town Manufacture, and more.
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This first set of free to download, Creative Commons-licensed MP3 releases from our electronica-based net.label, Monotonik ( http://www.monotonik.com ), were originally released from January 1999 to March 2001. They chronicle the period after Monotonik decided to stop releasing .MOD files, and start releasing those new-fangled (at the time!) .MP3s. Some highlights might include Lackluster's languidly beautiful "Bothersome (Mother Mix)", later to feature on his lovely 'Container' album...
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Topics: Electronic, Techno, IDM, Bleep
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We're proud to welcome the debut release on Monotonik from Stefan Ternemar, the Swedish artist also known as S.T. 'Emotions In A Box' is Stefan's first set of songs released anywhere outside his own webpage, and it's a fitting introduction to his bold, melodically strident idm electronics. First off would be 'Downtown', almost Huelsbeck-ian in its wish to get straight down to brass tacks and blast you with carefully considered catchiness, heaping layer upon layer of gorgeously synthetic sounds...
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Topics: IDM, Game
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by No'Mo'
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These long-lost .MOD and .XM music files (and two MP3s!) from 1996-1998 - and their associated info files - from the 'secret' tracker group No'Mo'. No'Mo' was the 'evil twin' counterpoint to Mono/Monotonik, one of the more notable Amiga and PC tracker groups and subsequently MP3 net.labels of the 1990s and 2000s. These files - click Show All to see them, don't be confused, there's 12 releases here, not 2 - are not currently available anywhere online, since they were spread mainly via BBSes and...
Topics: mods, netlabels, netlabel
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This third set of releases, spanning October 2002 to October 2003, from our net.label Monotonik showcases more of the diversity between retro beepiness and increasing indielectronic influences. Some highlights might include the sublime Grandma EPs, showcasing one of the youngest and breakthrough-est Monotonik artists, some gorgeous Australian electronics with Super Science's re-issues, more retro beep from the 'Best Of AHX' compilation, and lots more good stuff from Kaamos, Ernesto Aeroflot and...
Topics: Electronic, IDM, Bleep
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by Ice Climber
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"i wage war on the tracking industry". Live and direct from the land of the rising sun comes a supa-skilful 5-track EP from ice.climber, formerly known as Karl/Kosmic, sometimes known as Bogdan, permanently a maverick fixture somewhere on the scene. This is nice, very nice indeed, and some of da tracks are kinda remixes of some recent Mono tracks (Zyad and others...) Well, perhaps reinterpretations using the same samples would be closer to the truth. :) Whatever, ignore ice.climber at...
Topics: Ice Climber, Bogdan, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
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by Aleksi Eeben
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Finnish old-school Amiga demo scene legend Aleksi Eeben, aka Heatbeat, has never really let up on the composition, but has, rather wonderfully, regressed in his choice of hardware over time, from Amiga, through Commodore 64, to Vic-20, with sideways glances to the Game Boy. But it's his C64 equivalent of 'The White Album', the appropriately named 'The White Box', which sums up some of his borderline deviant SID-chip excursions over the previous few years. The actual 'White Box' artifact is a ...
Topics: Aleksi Eeben, Monotonik
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This third-party compilation is one of three put together by an unknown person and spread on P2P networks, and acts as a 'best of' for Monotonik. We decided it has excellent track choice (check out early tracks from Whiskas and Jiva in particular), plus a number of tracks only normally available in .MOD form as .MP3s, so we've made it an official release and added it to our catalog - the Internet and freely distributed music comes up with cool ideas like this if you're lucky. Track listing...
Topics: Electronic, Techno, IDM
Monotonik
by Mark VIII
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We were hoping this day would never come. That is, the day our copyright-ruffling cousins at No'Mo' moseyed back into town. But sadly, they're here. And they have a new champion, a Mark VII. And they absolutely insist that we release this 5-track piece of perverse.. well, quite frankly, c64.gametune.hiphop.mashup.evilness. So, if you're the type of sicko who dreams of Rob Hubbard's classic Commodore 64 videogame theme to "Commando" with Outkast's "Ms.Jackson" over the top.....
Topics: Mark VIII, No'Mo', Monotonik
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A long, long time in the making, U.S. artist Troupe presents his first EP for Monotonik, 'It's Really Pretty Simple After All', a plain spectacular mix of demo-scene inspired electronica, soaring melodies, and beautiful vocals. Imagine, if you will, an American who has grown up and been musically influenced by the greats of the Amiga demo-scene - which this label itself was birthed from in 1996. Then mix in transcendent vocals reminiscent of favorite Monotonik releases like Bliss, and you get...
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What's with the title? Well, it's 'Chip Van Winkle' in the sense that Vim!'s output is still roundly slept on. When, oh when, is someone going to sign him up for his major record label debut, Esther? In the meantime, we don't have any funny-looking vegetables for you, but we do have this compilation of the Vim! .MOD 'chiptune' (that's .MODs using very small instrument samples, fact fans!) output from the past few years. Highlights include any number of messed-up 'Ghost And Goblins'-influenced...
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Ladies and gentlemen, back for an encore, and WHAT an encore, it's our friend and yours, the incorrigible, indelible  Jake Kaufman , also known as  Virt , with the second installment of his astounding NES chip disc, now known as 'fx 2.0'. Since the mtk.release of the original 'fx', which was an entire imaginary NES soundtrack in pint-size .S3M format, Jake has been doing demi-deific stuff with Nintendo's sound chips in his primary career as a game musician. His "Atlantis: The Lost...
Topics: Virt, Monotonik
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We're very proud to present the first release on Monotonik from Secede , a Dutch-based artist who's just starting to get a lot of buzz online, with a remix featured on the hotly anticipated Machine Drum remix CD due out on Merck pretty soon, plus a full length solo CD (also on Merck ) to follow. So, this 4-track EP is a perfect introduction to the lush, melodic and intelligent sound of Secede, with the first track, "Depart & Arrive", cutting up a gorgeous ambient waltz with the...
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Topic: Electronic
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Ladies and gentlemen, back for an encore, and WHAT an encore, it's our friend and yours, the incorrigible, indelible Jake Kaufman , also known as Virt , with the second installment of his astounding NES chip disc, now known as 'fx 2.0'. Since the mtk.release of the original 'fx', which was an entire imaginary NES soundtrack in pint-size .S3M format, Jake has been doing demi-deific stuff with Nintendo's sound chips in his primary career as a game musician. His "Atlantis: The Lost...
Topic: Electronic
Monotonik
by Various Artists
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This is the end, my friend. mono211 and monotonik will continue to put out the best mp3s, CDs and so on, but MODs on mono211+tonik end here, right now. You wouldn't want us fading away, would you? Better to burn out with this final compilation. It's been over 3 years and getting on for 200 releases on both labels, so the title - pretty suitable, we guess? h0l and the rest of the mono211/monotonik crew would like to extend their thanks to everyone who ever released MODs via mono or mono211 or...
Topics: Ramone, Bay Tremore, Subi, Prob. Dharma, Hoffman
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Welcome to Monotonik's brand new year, courtesy of a debut release (or is it?) from Finn and self-proclaimed cosmic superspy, Aleksi Virta. He fearlessly busts out this supremely accomplished album of jazzy, dubby electronics, originally released on a scandalously limited, horrendously collectible 100-copy sold-out CDR edition, and now, thankfully available to the general public via the wonders of the Internet. So basically, we're looking at everything from the headnodding organ jam of 'Nebulae...
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Topics: Electronic, Jazz+Funk, Neo-cosmic
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by Aleksi Eeben
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After releasing a pseudonymous EP from Finland's Aleksi Eeben a few months ago, we kept an eye on hiswork further, only to discover the _amazing_ Commodore 64 work he's been doing with his self-coded John Player, which brings a 'tracker'-style interface to bear on the C64. And if you're wondering who this Aleksi fellow is and where he came from - well, as Heatbeat of the infamous CNCD, he was regularly voted one of the best ever Amiga .MOD composers back in the early '90s. So, given a few...
Topics: Aleksi Eeben, Monotonik
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by Dharma
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Our Finnish jazz-freak returns with an absolutely wicked track, complete with flute played by himself, and triphop atmospherics blending into some freestyle d+b... as jazzed-down and tripped-up as it gets. Don't stop (don't stop.. don't stop.. don't stop..) [Oh, this was meant to be a 4-channel MOD, but it doesn't play correctly on the Amiga ('cos some of the channels get too high, octave-wise), so it's being released as an XM instead. Hope nobody minds, it sounds identical.]
Topics: Dharma, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
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The first release on Monotonik for Radix, aka Mosaik, the Swedish artist who's been making a lot of waves in the PC 'demo-scene' over the past couple of years with his perfectly crafted melodies and beautifully smooth stylings. "Counting Stars" is the sound of a man who's clearly been listening to Boards Of Canada, but has seen fit to put his own spin on their innocent electronica. What with the beautifully pitch-bent lead and the hypnotic voice drifting in and out of the background,...
Topic: Electronic
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by Substance
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Quiet, please. If I could have your attention? Finland's entry to this year's Eurovision Song Contest is "Phonk Phaq". The orchestra will be conducted by some blunted kidz from the ghetto. There will be a fine jungle remix courtesy of Substance's brain (tm). And the lord shall be happy, and he will decree that it was good. And people will cherish and enjoy this Mono release forever. Amen.
Topics: Substance, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
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Finally here, and the first non-.MP3/.MOD release on Monotonik, we're _very_ proud to present an officially sanctioned compilation with the creator-picked best of the .SID (Commodore 64) tunes from the legendary Vibrants crew. Even for those of you who weren't C64-owners or fans, know this - Vibrants are a Danish crew who were formed back in 1987 and number some of the biggest composers in Commodore 64 history, including Laxity and Drax (both also members of the fabled Maniacs Of Noise), Metal...
Topics: Vibrants, Monotonik
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This immaculately dressed mix, by Slovenia's DJ Nova, of .MODs (and a few.MP3s) from the all-time tracking great, Sweden's Mortimer Tee, serves to illustrate MT's prodigous and gorgeous output from 1993 to the present day. Always operating beneath the radar, Mortimer is an obscure prodigy who demands your attention - like, why isn't this stuff major-label released? So, whether he's busting out the heavy hiphop grooves of "Streetjazz" or the mixed-up funk cut-ups of "Born...
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Topics: DJ Nova, Mono211, Monotonik
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We're delighted to welcome a return for Finnish artist Teemu Kiiskila, aka Ernesto Aeroflot, whose 'Oll Tolk'n' no Ding Atcheev'd' album we released back in 2003, and who is a veteran of other netlabel releases on Commie and Kikapu under multiple aliases. This time round, he's back with an entire album of wonderfully diverse electronics, 'Strogloy - Everything Within', which we're very pleased to be putting out on Monotonik. One of the keys to Ernesto Aeroflot's charms, at least in our eyes, is...
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by Dreamfish
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About as elektronik as you can get, this LP features conversions of some of the best computer music ever. Martin Galway, Rob Hubbard, Fred Gray.. legends, all of them. We hope you enjoy Dreamfish's versions of these wicked Commodore 64 SID tunes, anyhow - some of these conversions have been released before, and some haven't seen the outside of Dreamfishie's bedroom.) In any case, thanks to the original artists, wherever you may be now. Carpe diem.
Topics: Dreamfish, Hoffman, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
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by sys(2074)
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The Monotonik mix-terror continues with German musician, DJ, and collaborator sys(2074), maintainer of the Corewatch Conspiracy, and boy, what a cute lil near-75-minute mix he's concocted for us Earth aliens. Not purely content with tricking around with Drexciya, Techno Animal and Alec Empire, sys(2074) throws his own little interludes and even Vektrex on a Monotonik tip into the whole caboodle. Highly recommended on the dark-ish intriguing-ish tip. Tracklisting: 01. BASS-O-MATIC love catalogue...
Topics: sys(2074), Monotonik
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Though we've admired his work on the net.label Inpuj, plus current/forthcoming real.life releases on Merck and Saundart, we haven't had a chance to put out anything from US idm.artist Proswell.. until now, that is. But "0EO", possibly named after a certain chip-tune related tracker-based command which you can hear used on the track, is a really enchanting piece of intelligently puttering idm-ness, again, sorta indescribable in its multiple layering and soaring subtle sounds, but a...
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Having previously released for Monotonik under his famed demo-scene pseudonym, Radix, we're delighted to present a new track by this Swedish idm.bot under his new pseudo, Mosaik. And with the idm 'scene' getting plenty of input from ex-demo-sceners (BStates@Warp, Lackluster/TimKoch/Esem@DeFocus, you know the score), here's another talented scene-ster who should really be getting lotsa attention about.. now. Mosaik's demo-scene work was renowned for its lush, synthesised, melodic nature, and...
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Topic: Electronic
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We're delighted to welcome back multiple Monotonik releaser Planet Boelex, who's provided us with an awesome 60+ minute live set, featuring all self-composed Boelex material (much of it new!) recorded at the recent Virus Festival in Lithuania. Boelex, whose tracks have also appeared on Kahvi and Ogredung in recent years, has a beautifully layered pure idm sound, and the mix showcases the downtempo, chilled nature of his sound briefly, starting out with 'Forever And Always' and moving on through...
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One of the first all-ambient releases on Monotonik in quite some time, this 3-track EP from relatively undiscovered Japanese artist Akira Kosemura is a beautifully naturalistic drift through what sounds like field recordings twinned with sweet sine waves melodies - reminiscent of anything from Lackluster at his most ambient to fellow Japanese Monotonik releaser Sabii. Thus, we have three delicate treats to enjoy - firstly, 'Forest In The Morning' has a repeated motif and an almost sepuchral...
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This second set of MP3 releases from our net.label Monotonik was originally released from March 2001 to September 2002, when we were both breaking out the retro beep releases and continuing along the same chilled idm path. Some highlights might include Idmonster's beautifully delicate 'The Force May Be With You', Sleepy Town Manufacture's peaceful Russian IDM, some superquirky goodness from Phasmid, retro but gorgeous techno from Tweeter, amazing beepiness from both Aleksi Eeben and Virt, more...
Topics: Trip-Hop, IDM, Bleep, Synth
Monotonik
by Planet Boelex
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We've known of Finnish idm artist Tweeter for several years, stemming from his association with former Monotonik artist Substance's .MOD label Voodoo, and have previously been delighted to release his gloriously smooth electronic stylings on the label. Now, the notoriously painstaking artist formerly known as Tweeter is called Planet Boelex (actually the name of his last release on Monotonik), and he makes a triumphant return to us with the 'Sinking In The Soup EP'. So, we start this particular...
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Topic: Electronic
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There's a lake at the bottom of Tim Koch's (DeFocus artist + Surgery 'label-boss') garden. And one day, when Tim was down there trawling for VST plug-ins, he found DJ Fish Finger, wedged under a big rock. [Oddly, DJ Fish Finger is also the shape, size and consistency of a fishfinger, which makes DJ-ing out surprisingly problematic, especially in frozen food stores.] This discovery turned out to be fortuitous, however, because whilst DJ Fish Finger was stuck there, he had been working on a...
Topic: Electronic
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As promised, and as most of you have been dreading/looking forward to, the Subi best-of retrospective has finally arrived. Throughout his 11 years making music in the Amiga 'demo-scene' and outside, Sam Brown, aka Subi, and formerly known as Subculture, has always shown originality and a doggedness that's characterised his excellent output. The typical Subi release blends cheeky samples, breakbeats, and rampant catchiness to produce something that's pretty much unlike most of the other music...
Topics: Subi, monoRAVEik, Monotonik
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We're delighted to present a second release from Finnish graphic artist and musician Flutterspot, following the 'Labmat EP' back in early 2006, and this time round, 'Suitable For A Desire To Share' is almost 40 minutes of lushly layered electronic music to die for - or at least freeze a little bit. We start off with the oddly titled 'Small, Brightly Coloured, Highly Arboreal', which hops up into the trees for some almost Boards Of Canada-esque loping beats and marvellously complex electronic...
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Following the first Monotonik release from Swedish idm-ish artist Stefan Ternemar, aka ST, in 2003, we waited around a little, and suddenly, another EP popped up. Interestingly, although the first 'Emotions In A Box' release was very much epic electronic, almost Chris Huelsbeck-ian synthwork, everyone evolves, and thanks to guest spots from a fellow Swedish Monotonik artist (check the ID3 tags for a hint), and some new influences, the 'I'll Meet You There EP' keeps the epic melodies, but slides...
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Topic: Electronic
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Finally, a third EP from US-based wonderboy (what _is_ the secret of his power?) Grandma , aka Khonnor, aka Bronty The Shynocerous. Another four tracks of guitar-strummed, plaintively sung, wonderfully cut-up geektronica, we're delighted that people are really beginning to 'get' Grandma - he hopefully has material coming out on the forthcoming label Type, alongside cool peeps like Mokira (Mille Plateaux) and RJ Valeo (Hobby Industries), and he has a track as Khonnor adapting This Instrument on...
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We're proud to present the first Monotonik release from Australian artist Sense for almost 2 years (where does time go?), and since his last release with us, his Neo-Ouija album, "A View From A Vulnerable Place", has come out to not insignificant acclaim. Add to that a split 12" with Xhale on Civik, a couple of very neat EPs on Aural Industries, and forthcoming material on Enough Records and Merck, and we can see he's pleasantly indisposed in terms of releasing material....
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Topic: Electronic
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We here at Monotonik vehemently enjoy mixing up the brand-new idm goodness with some beeptastic sinewaviness from back in the day. And this sublime selection is the first in a series highlighting the little-known Commodore Amiga chiptune format, AHX , which stands for 'Abyss' Highest Experience', and was a gorgeous effort to resurrect C64-style synthetic tunes later in the Amiga's life. So we thought - who would be the best people to pick the best ever AHX tunes? Why, we went straight to the...
Topic: Electronic
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by Bitbasic
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After his first release in Monotonik on 2007, the 'Grating Rainbows' EP, we are absolutely delighted to present a long in-development full album -- 'Sprinkling Rainbows' from the UK resident Bitbasic, whose super-funky drill and bass attitude to jazzy electronica makes it one of our favorite label releases of the last few years. In a similar fashion to earlier Monotonik releases like Aleksi Virta's album, 'Grating Rainbows' cuts up the jazzy breaks with the electronic in entirely alluring ways,...
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by Jazz+Fndr
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Whoa. We start 1998 with a great doubleheader, showcasing exclusive extended versions of the two tunes from the winning Scoopex+Haujobb Amiga demo at The Party 7 in Denmark. This particular gem, abstract techno in a FSOL-sorta-stylee from Jazz+Fndr, is out on Monotonik, and Muffler's accompanying eklektik bigbea(s)t second tune is released right now on Mono - so check 'em both out if you know what you're about. :)
Topics: Jazz+Fndr, Jazz, Fndr, Monotonik
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by Mistress Nine
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There's nothing like a little monoRAVEik action to mash the place up a little, and surprisingly enough, this time it's from a newcomer, Mistress Nine, busting out the proto-breakbeat moves so smoothly, you'd believe it was the lord Subi himself at the keys. You might know Mistress Nine as one of the leading lights in the DJ scene at 'The Village', Portmeiron's own special gated community. It's fortunate for us that she managed to get this mp3 unimprisoned, and we're now able to enjoy the blend...
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by Sense
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It's been a while, but we're delighted to welcome back Australia's Sense, aka Adam Raisbeck, an artist on Monotonik since early 2000, and responsible for some of the label's most beautiful, serene classic idm moments. Though Sense's output has been borderline prodigous over the last couple of years, including releases on U-Cover, Neo-Ouija, and Merck, plus a tour with fellow mtk.artist Tim Koch and Ontayso, he's still found time to dig around in some of his 2003-era material and present us with...
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Topic: Electronic
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by Dreamfish
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Well, this tune has had a limited release before, but it's such a great remix that we wanted to make sure it got _properly_ spread. Listen to those breakbeats roll, and enjoy. Oh, and turn up the sub-bass. :)
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by stub.org
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Our first Monotonik DJ-mix comes from London multimedia designer and artist, adrian@stub.org, and it's a brilliantly eclectic 75-minute mix which includes everything from Holst through Boards Of Canada and Alec Empire to, umm, S-Club7. We hope to hear more spiffy mixxy from stub.org on Monotonik soon, but in the meantime, grab this asap.. 01. 01:58 KHACHATURIAN Spartacus Adagio 02. 02:43 BOARDS OF CANADA Happy Cycling 03. 02:11 KLF Chill Out 04. 02:52 B12 3EP 05. 01:14 HOLST Planets Saturn 06....
Topics: stub.org, Monotonik
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by Jet Jaguar
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So, a long-awaited Monotonik solo debut from New Zealand's Michael Upton, aka Jet Jaguar, with the beautifully minimal, almost dub-infused electronica of his 'Biddy Bids' EP. Having previously released physical CDs on Involve Records and Capital Recordings, as well as being one half of recent Monotonik releasers Malty Media - alongside Aquaboogie - Upton seems to revel in oddly clipped, funky stylings. For example, lead track 'Red' is all echo-drums and spotty, static-flecked skank, while...
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by New Delhi FM
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You may have heard of German idm stars New Delhi FM from their excellent album release on Soulseek Records back in 2003, 'Far From Yesterday'. Though the group originally started as a three-piece collective consisting of Sandro Boege, Paul Krege and Marc Hofling, nowadays, just Sandro is at the helm, and Monotonik is proud to present 'Daylight Confusion', a dense 55-minute 'EP' that's the first major release from New Delhi FM in over 2 years. 'Daylight Confusion' is particularly interesting...
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get. down. benjamin/no'mo - "brown paper bag (popstar remix)" hiphopdonotstopdonotstopdonotstop..
Topics: Benjamin, Bay Tremore, No'Mo', Monotonik
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by Relief+Skizo
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I think the word is 'magisterial'. Or thereabouts. Fat beats, hype scratches, dark synth licks, and an excuse to blow your eardrums. Which it's never a bad idea to turn down. Or, as the Gravediggas so eloquently put it - "bang your muthaf***ing head'. ;) heh. ;) In any case, sometimes no words correctly describe a tune, and this one speaks for itself. Enough. [please note, MOD4WIN mangles the playing of this track somewhat - try to replay it in MikIt or FastTracker.. or something that...
Topics: Relief+Skizo, Relief, Skizo, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
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Topics: Monotonik, Mono211, Mono, monoRAVEik, No'Mo'
Monotonik
by Coax
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This time, a fine debut from mysterious Norwegian idm-er Coax, also known as Reflex, and with his only previous release being the ultra-obscure, self-released 'Showcase' CD. He helps us out on Monotonik with a first release in the form of the electro-tinged, extremely catchy, almost retro video game-like electronics of the 'Blackened EP' - and we thank him. First up is the pounding, electro-happy beat of '1984', all pure sinewaves and sustain, as Coax taps into the pure melodies and simple joys...
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Monotonik
by BayTremore+Ramone+Substance
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It's tricky. In some danger of becoming the Penn and Teller of the underground scene - now you see him, now you don't? With the undercurrents of the macabre but the straightahead gobsmacking in there too, it's a valid comparison, but, let's face it, Bay Tremore just ain't that.. sick. Although perhaps some of his basslines are a little.. evil :) Anyhow, in the latest instalment he takes on some of the recent mono211 releases from ramone and substance, gives them a good seeing-to, and dumps them...
Topics: BayTremore+Ramone+Substance, Bay Tremore, Ramone, Substance, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
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To coincide with the release of his live material (with Yolk) via MP3, and a number of unreleased modules, on www.brothomstates.scene.org and ftp.scene.org respectively, Dune has kindly allowed us to put out a couple of his best unreleased-to-date tracks out on Mono. We'd always meant to do something together, and now we have it's kinda secondhand, but at least it's unashamedly out there. And the tracks are anything but cut-price. :) Going once..
Topics: Dune, Monotonik
Monotonik
by Dreamfish
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Wow + ee. :) I'd really like to meander off into hyperbole about just how amazing I think this EP is, but I don't really think that's appropriate, or necessary - the music speaks for itself. I'll just satisfy myself with saying that this is one of my favourite Mono releases so far. :) Oh, and please note that Dreamfish is also rather a handy DJ under the name of DJ Hoffman, so try to catch his sets if you happen to live in the West Country, UK, heehee. :) Finally, in case you weren't aware,...
Topics: Dreamfish, Hoffman, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
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by Bay Tremore
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More of the pretty unique Bay Tremore junglistics, and this one is bordering on the gorgeous - full of little turns and cut-ups and organ stabs and drums on drums, and for four channels too, it's maddeningly good. Apologies to all those bands using their thirty-two channel studios and making music worse than this - we didn't mean to show you up, honestly ;)
Topics: Bay Tremore, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
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by Subi
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...bloody hell, what were we drinking last night? Agh. Er. Anyway. It was Subi's birthday yesterday, he is now 365 days from Last Day, and we had a bit of bash over here in monoRAVEik city. Such a bacchanalian assemblage of best bitter and sexual deviancy has not been seen since the days of George IV. And in honour of this august occasion, and because we're all to drunk to track, we're finally releasing the tune Subi did at the Ars Electronica Electrolobby in 2000 (see here for more info). Only...
Topics: Subi, monoRAVEik, Monotonik
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It's a pleasure to be able to put out the second Monotonik release from the Russian duo, Sleepy Town Manufacture (who are newly expanded to three with the addition of a new German-based Russian member.) They ended up tapping their friends, both 'famous' and up-and-coming, to remix their dreamily ambient 'Latatoo' track, which is featured on the forthcoming "Cottage Industries 3" compilation on the ever excellent Neo-Ouija . And, as the icing on the cake, Sleepy Town have complemented...
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by Lackluster
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This was originally the first ever CD release on Monotonik, back in 1999, and was a limited-edition CDR from Lackluster, aka Distance, the Finnish ambient/idm maverick and proud Monotonik artist. The disc was limited to 100 individually numbered copies. The tracks themselves offer 12 tracks of gorgeous idm goodness, some previously released online, but now all gathered together on CD for the first time, and with a number of exclusive tracks. You can find out more about Lackluster via his...
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by Sonmi451
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It's a delight to welcome Belgian artist Bernard Zwijzen, aka Sonmi451, a veteran of release of real-life labels such as U-Cover, to Monotonik with his rather divine 4-track release, 'The Quiet EP', which artfully blends ambience and melody in some delightfully beguiling ways. The EP, which includes both tracks from Sonmi451's super-limited edition U-Cover CDR 'Vladivostok', as well as new material, starts out with the title track from that CDR, which is ambient drift incarnate, before moving...
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by Jazz + Smartass
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Back again, this time with a guest-release - thanks to the German duo Jazz n Smartass for providing the 24-carat entertainment, and the pretty damn stupid song title. :) Following the example of fellow Germans Hardfloor in the silly songname stakes, are we? :P Heh, it's a wikked track, anyhow. Mellow out.
Topics: Jazz + Smartass, Jazz, Smartass, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
by Various Artists
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A long time in the making and finally here (thanks to the contributors for their patience!), this EP gathers together 8 different re-interpretations of one of the greatest videogame soundtracks ever, from arguably the greatest game ever, Shigeru Miyamoto's 1991 SNES classic "Super Mario World". Koji Kondo's sublime original score has been subverted by a number of idm-listers and Monotonik collaborators, and the results, we're sure you'll agree, are interesting, to say the least. From...
Topics: Veer Nales, Leak, Klunko, Bovaflux, Daverout, XLLV, Subi, Mario
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We here at Monotonik vehemently enjoy mixing up the brand-new idm goodness with some beeptastic sinewaviness from back in the day. And this sublime selection is the first in a series highlighting the little-known Commodore Amiga chiptune format,  AHX , which stands for 'Abyss' Highest Experience', and was a gorgeous effort to resurrect C64-style synthetic tunes later in the Amiga's life. So we thought - who would be the best people to pick the best ever AHX tunes? Why, we went straight to the...
Topics: Geir Tjelta, Pink, D'Aizl
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It's fitting that the final release on Monotonik, perhaps for ever, will be from someone new, because we've always tried to promote new and interesting artists. Mike Kidd brought the 'Impermanence EP' to us and we thought it right, and good, because it combines the melodies we crave with the deep happiness of a well-crafted tune. Take 'Haunted Raves', for example. We're not really sure which raves have been haunted by it, but the abstract power shown here may well enchant a few party-goers in...
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We're absolutely delighted to put out a third release from Swedish electronic artist Bliss, aka Henrik Jose, over a year after his well-received ' It's Not The Sweetness... ' EP. Since then, he's collaborated with music video directors Pleix (Basement Jaxx, Plaid, Futureshock) on an experimental video, while continuing to work on new material, but shines out his late 2003 vintage in 'Goodbye Brain, Hello Heart EP', a shimmering block of entirely instrumental sound produced in his Lund studio...
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by Prob.
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Whoaa. Prob. steps up to bat with this viciously chaotic slab of noise, kicking and punching its way to an early grave. But fortunately, it stops just short and reels furiously into the ambient abyss for the last part of the track, where it stays suspended in limbo, as ineffectual as a little kitty with filed-down claws.
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Easy to download zip files of Monotonik's and Mono211's mp3 releases.
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by DJ Ninjamachine
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And this is where Monotonik and monoRAVEik really part company. Cosmopolitan he may be, but we just can't see h0l seeing this one as the right style for the IDM-ness that our beloved parent specialises in these days. Ladies and gentlemen, leave your brain at the door and grab a bottle of water. It's raving time! "Relentlessly Upfull" is just that. One hundred percent happy happy happy. Piano-riffs and synth-stabs ago-go with a few helium vocals and a diva (Penny Ford in this case)...
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Long-awaited, here's the full (and final!) album from UK artist Binary. Following critical acclaim for his 12" on UK label Planet Noisebox, "The Music Of Sound", constructed entirely out of noises from household objects, and the subsequent CD "Brick Wall Music", he elected to stop releasing music altogether, and donated this album to Monotonik for a freely spreadable release online... As a result, you get quite a lot for your money - since you pay.. no money. From the...
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To coincide with the release of the long-awaited Aural Industries CD, "Thug:Remixed" (go to their page for info on how to order!), us here @ Monotonik are proud to release a 3-track sampler with a taste of the re-interpretations of Tim Koch/ Thug [Defocus, AI, Surgery] available on the disc itself. Although the CD contains remixes by a whole bunch of other supercool idm types (Pimmon, Aspen, Superscience, Octopus Inc, Sense, and more!), we picked three of the most intriguing to put...
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by Same Nice Lamb
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Returning with his second, long-awaited EP on Monotonik, Same Nice Lamb, aka Justin Hassler, delivers us six exquisite tracks of electronic music in the form of 'Prechi'. From opening track '8 Seconds Ahead' through the closer, 'Origen's Lament (Last Week I Was A Man)', the EP features beautiful leads, atmospheric effects, and a melodic throughline to die for. You might also particularly enjoy 'The Inhibitionist' for services to wondrous melody. In any case, delight in the sounds, and thanks...
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by Distance
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Distance almost at his strangest, we believe he wanted us to communicate that these were constructed squarely under the influence of the weed with the five dangerous prongs. So any slowing down of time and spaced-out ill communication would be entirely due to these songs taking over your life. Finland has got the weirdest, nicest, maddest people, then. Enough said.
Topics: Distance, Lackluster, Monotonik
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This is something very different from Hoffman - very difficult to describe, it sorta brings a different perspective to Monotonik. Skittering but solid beats, a simplicity which belies its complexity, this is techno, but not as we know it, Jim. Like a softer version of the kind of hard techno favoured by Jeff Mills and The Advent, perhaps, it wanders and phases but keeps up the 4/4 beats, ticking over above all. Sparkling and rough all at once, categorise this at your peril.
Topics: Electronic, Minimal Techno
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Full release here: https://archive.org/details/mtk143
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Since we've previously released sparkling retro bleeps from Sweden's Goto80, it was a natural progression, much like 50 Cent and G-Unit, to expand our focus to encompass his whole posse, the Subnatura collective . Thus, we get 'The Sound Of Subnatura', a 5-artist, 5-track EP which shows off the varying style of the Subnatura artists and their 'good vibrations'. So, we start with the quirky electronic breaks of Dorothy's Magic Bag, all contrite but strident on 'Syltpuss', before breaking into...
Topics: Electronic, Neo-cosmic
After the unexpected and tragic loss of Andi Horvath, aka Ramone/Mono, of a sudden heart failure in June (tribute page here), we at Monotonik+friends were contacted by his friends at Fruitz Of Dojo (the Mac demo-scene group he was a member of) with a number of great unreleased Ramone .XM tracks (playable in WinAmp) which had been composed, in the months before he passed away, for both a demo ('Fistful Of Dojo') and a 'chip' music-disc ('SuperSIDekick Sessions'). So, we're proud to present these...
Topics: Ramone, Mono211, Montonik